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Budgeting Basics: 12-Month Financial Plan

Jason helps you develop a year-long budget to help you plan, adjust, and motivate yourself to financial success.

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U.S. Tax Basics: Employer Identification Number

Did you know that there is an equivalent of a social security number that is only for your business?

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Holiday How-To: Top Ten Financial Tips for the Holiday Rush

The Holidays are a busy time of the year for most people — parties, shopping, traveling, baking, and various errands.  If you are a seller on Etsy, you have one more responsibility to add to that list . . . managing the holiday rush that is associated with your business. I hope the holiday season… Continue reading

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The Numbers Game: Sales per Day

Dear Sellers, Let’s continue the journey of listening to the stories that the numbers our Etsy shop tell us.  As a review, a ratio is the story that two numbers tell when they are together.  So far, we have explored apopularity ratio called the heart-to-sale ratio and a couple of inventory ratios.  This week, we… Continue reading

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The Numbers Game: Ratios and Your Shop’s Inventory

Dear Sellers, A few weeks ago, we started the journey of learning how to listen to the stories that numbers tell in our Etsy shop.  A ratio is the story that two numbers tell when they are together.  We explored a popularity ratio called the heart-to-sale ratio.  This week, we will continue the series by… Continue reading

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The Numbers Game: Ratios and Your Shop’s Popularity

JJMFinance is back to give sellers helpful hints on crunching the numbers behind your shop. If you have trouble remembering the last time you cracked a math book (or how to calculate ratios and the like), this advice should prove quite useful. Enjoy! Dear Sellers, Everyone loves a good story.  We are used to stories… Continue reading

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Economics 101: Alchemy

JJMFinance, a Certified Public Accountant, sees the world through green-tinted glasses and he’s out to help Etsy sellers with their businesses. He looks at Etsy site features and sees economic case studies. And we love it! Below you’ll find his useful interpretation of Alchemy. Do you remember your economics teacher and the way he could… Continue reading

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Recent View Reset = Business Opportunity

Dear sellers, All item views have been reset to zero, due to technical difficulties.  Our sincerest apologies! And now here’s JJMFinance with a great way to turn this frown upside down. When life gives you lemons — make lemonade! The recent site outage and view reset has given Etsy shop owners an unexpected opportunity to… Continue reading